Jaunums – radošās meistarklases ar Viku Ekstu un Reini Hofmani

Reinis Hofmanis

Covid-19 pandēmija šopavasar ir izraisījusi straujas un negaidītas pārmaiņas visās dzīves jomās, arī fotogrāfu darbā un ikdienā. Šajā unikālajā laikā ISSP aicina darboties kopā ar atpazīstamiem jaunās paaudzes Latvijas fotogrāfiem Viku Ekstu un Reini Hofmani, lai kopīgi atspoguļotu šībrīža ārkārtas situācijas realitāti, vienlaikus apgūstot un pilnveidojot autorfotogrāfijas sērijas veidošanas pamatprincipus. 

Sešas nedēļas garās meistarklases ir domātas ikvienam ar vismaz nelielām priekšzināšanām fotogrāfijā, kas vēlas radoši izpausties un kopā ar domubiedriem reflektēt par krīzes izraisītajām pārmaiņām. Programmas gaitā caur lekcijām, radošiem uzdevumiem, diskusijām un individuālām tikšanās reizēm ar mentoriem, dalībnieki pilnveidos savu vizuālo valodu, attīstot nelielu autorsēriju no idejas līdz realizācijai. Rezultātā radītie fotoprojekti tiks publiski prezentēti tiešsaistes vidē, veidojot daudzšķautņainu mūsdienu krīzes arhīvu.

Katrai meistarklasei ir savs tematiskais un konceptuālais fokuss. Mākslinieces Vikas Ekstas radošās meistarklases “Krīzes istaba” mērķis ir radīt telpu konsekventai pašrefleksijai, piefiksējot un fotogrāfijā apspēlējot personīgās sajūtas, ko katrā no mums raisa jaunie apstākļi. Savukārt fotogrāfa Reiņa Hofmaņa vadītajā meistarklasē “Pārmaiņu ainava” dalībnieki fokusēsies uz pārmainām apkārtējā vidē un publiskajā telpā.

Abas meistarklases norisināsies tiešsaistē sešu nedēļu garumā no 11. un 13. maija. Pieteikties aicināti gan pieredzējuši fotogrāfi, gan fotogrāfijas entuziasti ar tehniskām pamatiemaņām. Lai piedalītos meistarklasēs, ir nepieciešams savs fotoaparāts vai viedtālrunis ar kameru, kā arī piekļuve internetam.

Plašāka informācija un pieteikšanās (līdz 9. maijam) šeit.

ISSP 2009 exhibition in Riga

The date and time of the ISSP 2009 Vernissage in Riga is 3 December 2009, 18:30, at Goethe Institute !

The exhibition will feature a selection of most vivid works (5 per workshop), to be selected by ISSP teachers. We also very much hope to present the ISSP 2010 Catalogue!
Everyone is cordially invited!

In connection with the Opening we also present first ISSP workshop in Riga: Photoworks presentation: sequence, context & strategies or How To Get Your Work Out in Public by Kai Olaf Hesse from BerlinPhotoWorkshops. Two days, December 4-5, applications till November 20. More information coming soon!

ISSP 2009 gallery online!

Hallelujah! After a couple weeks of struggle with technicalities, the Gallery of ISSP 2009 final works is available online - see here !

If you still notice any small mistakes, please contact us!

ISSP evening programme

ISSP 2009 is officially launched by now! :) The evening programme Sunday - Wednesday, as well as the Gala Event and the Opening of the Exhibition on Saturday 8 August is open for guests and visitors!

ISSP 2009 participants selected!

The ISSP Selection committee has completed its work evaluating 2009 applications. It was a hard task to select the best 50 (52!) out of 108 - and we did receive more quality applications than we could accept…

Congratulations to the chosen ones! ;) We are looking forward to hearing your participation confirmations soon. And, yes, over ten applicants are currently in the waiting list, in case any places free up.

We also want to thank everyone who applied this year - we really appreciate the interest and hope you try again next year. All of the applicants will very soon receive emails informing of the status.

2009 application process completed

Hey hey! The admission of applications for ISSP 2009 has been completed yesterday - we have received over 100 applications, from over 20 (!) countries. Thanks to all of you for your interest!

The selected participants shall be announced on this site in the beginning of June. We will also inform all the applicants by email.

Till very soon! :)

Vanessa Winship to teach ISSP Workshop nr.5

Good news - the teacher for Workshop nr.5 of ISSP 2009 is finally confirmed! Vanessa Winship (UK) will be giving a workshop on Environmental portrait. Vanessa is a double winner of World Press Photo Competition (1998 and 2008) and a Photographer of the Year 2008 of SONY World Photography Awards. We are very happy for this solution and grateful to SONY for special support. See www.vanessawinship.com for more on the latest addition to ISSP 2009 teachers’ group.

Ps. Applications to ISSP still open until 17 May 2009!

NB! New ISSP 2009 application deadline - 17 May

Dear all! The term for submitting ISSP Applications has been prolonged till 17 May 2009!
We apologise for the delay with 5th workshop announcement, and hope to have the information on the web-site by the end of this week.

Looking forward to receiving your applications!!

Applications to ISSP 2009 now open!

Hey hey! We are glad to announce that the application process for the 4th International Summer School of Photography (ISSP) is now open.ISSP 2009 will take place in Ludza, Latvia from 1 to 9 August 2009.

ISSP 2008 videos!

And here it comes (finally!!) Some visual impressions on the International Summer School of Photography 2008 by Arno Geens (a special ISSP correspondent and Jos World representative):

And our classics - documentation of ISSP Final Exibition installation and opening in Ludza on August 9, 2008 - by Ģirts Raģelis (ISSP 2006 and 2008 participant):